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06-02-2019 01:42 AM
Betta_addict36 Alright, thanks.
06-02-2019 12:49 AM
indjo Sorry. The mom keeps eggs alive. Without mom, eggs dies. I've never tried keeping eggs alive without mom. . . . Maybe you can try using bubblers - like hatching brine shrimps
06-01-2019 11:05 PM
Betta_addict36 Soooo... The shrimp died 😞 is there a possibility of the eggs still hatching? They darkened considerably from 2 days ago and i remember Indjo said that's a sign they're close to hatching. If they are gonna hatch, what's the time span? How long do I wait before I know they wont hatch?
05-31-2019 05:22 PM
Betta_addict36 Alright thanks for all the help! Ill let you know how it goes 🙂
05-31-2019 12:43 PM
indjo Not sure about heaters. Was never serious thus never looked into it. Besides I'm in a tropical area and don't use heaters. They seem to do equally well during dry (higher temps) and wet season.

It Should be safer to remove any adults. And also never paid much attention to incubation period. Eggs usually turn darker when ready to hatch. I used to separate crayfish about to hatch. Then returned mom to her original tank. My crafish averaged 300-500 babies . . . Each needed hideouts - too much hassle and eventually gave up (after totally destroyed by floods) and returned to concentrate on bettas
05-31-2019 12:27 PM
Betta_addict36 Ok thanks! Thats really helpful. Should I use a heater for the water? I have one right now but I wanted to check. Also how long does it usually take for the eggs to hatch and once they do should I take the mom out?
05-31-2019 12:20 PM
indjo Variety is always better as it should provide more balanced nutrition.

I guess veggy I use that's available in your area is cucumber. I chop it up and scatter where I think babies are hiding - they don't eat much. So make sure pieces are small enough to go through your siphon.

I mainly feed tofu because it lasts a few days and common pond snails can clean up left overs (very cheap where I'm at). I don't use much flakes nor pellets, especially for babies. I fear left overs may foul the water (I can't actually see babies and don't know how many there are).

It's safe to feed "big" sized foods to shrimps because they nibble on food thus won't choke. Powdered fry food should work. They do nibble on green algae. Unfortunately not enough to keep tank clean from algae. Maybe I feed them too much - not sure.
05-31-2019 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by indjo View Post
They will unlikely eat foods that can swim away. Worms, flakes, or veggies (not sure what is best) work better.
What kind of veggies? Do they need varied diet like bettas? I have powder fry food and microworms but I'm not sure how well the worms will work when the shrimp are still babies (they may be too large). I have easy access to most vegetables though so I think that would work well. I am also planning to start daphnia and infusoria colonies soon.
05-30-2019 12:07 PM
indjo 4-5" should be good. Stem plants should grow to the surface (thus you don't need actual floating plants). . . Just approximate water surface x depth to ensure sufficient oxygen supply.

Filter is not a must, though should be better. Just bubblers will do (also not a must if you're sure the water is absorbing enough oxygen). But in time you will need to clean tank/tub. Tiny shrimps may make it difficult to clean.

But hideouts, whether bushy plants, rocks, etc. is a must to ensure shrimp's safety.
05-30-2019 10:04 AM
Betta_addict36 Ok thanks! How shallow do you mean? The shrimp I have is in a tub of about 5in of water currently. You said that substitutes for a filter/oxygen supply? I don't really have a sponge filter at the moment...
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